Established in 1979 through an endowment from His Highness the Aga Khan, The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture (AKPIA) at MIT is dedicated to the study of Islamic architecture, urbanism, environmental and landscape design, and conservation. It prepares students for careers in research, design, and teaching and aims to enhance the understanding of Islamic architecture and urbanism in light of contemporary issues and to increase the visibility of Islamic cultural heritage in the modern world.


Spring 2014 "An Evening With.."Lecture Series & Events

May 5
The Historiography of Contemporary Architecture in the Gulf
Sumayah Al-Solaiman
Ibn Khaldun Fellow, MIT
Professor, College of Design
University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Unless otherwise indicated, lectures are
on Mondays at 6:00 pm in MIT room 3-133.
Free and open to the public

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